Arrow System Tests
Arrow System Test No. 10
"Black Sparrow"

The AST#10 was successfully performed on December 2, 2005.

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Video: Arrow System Test No. 10. [11.6Mb | 3':18"]

This was the fourteenth test of the Arrow missile and the ninth test of the complete Weapon System.

It was a routine development test, as part of ASIP (Arrow System Improvement Program) which is being carried out jointly by Israel and the U.S.

The test objectives were to demonstrate the system's improved performance.

The target trajectory demonstrated an operational scenario against an incoming target that represented the threat to the State of Israel. All the system's components performed in their operational configuration.

Immediately after the target was launched, the Arrow weapon system started its operation. The Fire Control Radar (FCR) acquired the target and sent its data to the Battle Management Command and Control (BMC). A defense plan was issued and a mission command was sent to the launcher. The interceptor was launched toward its target, performed successfully and intercepted the target.

The test's success was a major step in the system's operational improvements to deal with future incoming ballistic missile threats.